ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Definition of verification

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

Examples of verification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the deal, Turkey will control a safe zone of roughly 2,000 square miles, and Russia will ensure the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the remaining border areas and conduct joint patrols with Turkey for verification., "Turkey hands over 18 captured Syrian soldiers - The Boston Globe," 2 Nov. 2019 Since digital signatures are required at the voting location, the poll pad information is also stored with the software at the county clerk’s office in the event comparisons are needed for verification. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "New statute requires county clerk to place address, names of voters online," 31 Oct. 2019 Sifert suggested a verification process would require a legislative fix. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Is anyone checking the IDs on Scottsdale school election arguments? Residents found out: No.," 19 Oct. 2019 Seems like your verification process doesn't work so well. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Ticketmaster Apologizes to Billie Eilish Fans for Tour Presale Chaos," 4 Oct. 2019 To prevent recurrences, Afghanistan has introduced polling-center based voter lists and new devices that fingerprint and photograph voters for verification. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "Both Afghan Candidates Claim the Lead Even Before Votes Are Tallied," 30 Sep. 2019 YouTube stepped into another controversy last week when the platform announced changes to the verification process for creators; the changes were not well-received by users. Fortune, "Meet the 2019 Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business: The Broadsheet," 23 Sep. 2019 Within the first few pages, the site prompted me to enter my Social Security number, address, email and phone number for verification. Michael Taylor,, "Crowdsourcing — funding beyond the bank," 20 Sep. 2019 Beyond blockchain data verification, recently improved agility in zero-knowledge proofs can apply to all different types of size and scale comparisons. Wired, "Hacker Lexicon: What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs?," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of verification was in 1523

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ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked


ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Legal Definition of verification

1 : an act or process of verifying
2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition

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